Rotary Drum Parts Washers
A rotary drum parts washer is an automatic parts washer that contains a rotating drum in which industrial parts are placed for cleaning. This drum is either perforated (for spraying) or solid (for immersion). Its drum rotates vertically, moving the parts constantly and enabling it to wash complex design parts. Drum height and width can be varied to adjust cleaning speed and aggressiveness based on the needs of an individual consumer.
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Applications of Rotary Drum Parts Washers
Rotary drum parts washers have a wide array of applications. They are most commonly used in the auto industry, but they can be applied anywhere that delicate parts need cleaning on a large scale. Stainless steel rotary drum parts washers are considered the most frequently recommended because they have a longer life.
How Rotary Drum Parts Washers Work
Each piece is cleaned by a powerful spray-wash jet, effectively scrubbing the exterior surfaces. This is usually followed by an immersion and agitation process that flushes out blind holes, hollow parts, tubes and the like, using an aqueous solution. A typical washer also rinses and dries, so parts are ready for use after exiting the machine.
A rotary drum parts washer may also include additional processing stages, such as:
Benefits of Using Rotary Drum Parts Washers
Rotary drum parts washers have many advantages. For instance, they can be custom-designed to fit parts as needed, and they clean with even precision, so the safety of a delicate part is not a concern. Even screw machine parts with exterior threads can be processed without damage.
Another benefit of the rotary washer is its automatic controls. It can be fed automatically from another machine, such as a stamping, screw, die-cast, or grinding machine. This allows for an increase in productivity and a reduction in labor costs, as fewer operators are required to run the machine. Furthermore, the automatic design means that the operator’s physical output is much lower. The washer can be custom-designed to optimize speed of productivity and allow for cleanliness requirements. Overall, these types of washers are highly efficient and ideal for high volume, continuous cleaning and drying of medium and small parts. They yield a very thorough clean not only on metallic materials, but on all materials fed through it, effectively removing oil and chips that may be present.